Daily Archives: September 9, 2007


Usmanov Bluster

Usmanov’s lawyers are now blustering that the coverage of Usmanov in Murder in Samarkand is libellous.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2414738.ece

Given that he has such hyperactive lawyers, is it not strange that the book has been out for over a year, but they have made no move to sue for libel? Their bluff and bluster really is quite pathetic, and I am getting bored with it.

Sadly, it still continues to work on British newspaper editors. I find it astonishing that even the Sunday Times can report so deadpan Usmanov’s ludicrous claim that he was not jailed as a criminal but as a “political prisoner”.

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